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Srisailam is a celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the River Krishna, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. A major pilgrimage hotspot Srisailam houses one of the holy jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, that is the Malikarjuna Devasthanam. Apart from Jyotirlinga, Srisailam is identified with a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.
You could seek the blessings of the almighty by visiting the many majestic temples in the city such as the one dedicated to Lord Shiva (it is renowned as Sikhareswara Swamy temple) or the famous Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple which is located at a height of around 457m from sea level. The Nallamala forest ranges with densely arboraceous trees and multifarious flora and fauna lie in close proximity to the Srisailam hills.
Detailed Review as its hard for me to find review for srisailam Commute: ( From Bangalore) By train, you can go up to Kurnool( Book at least 1 month in advance for confirmed seats on weekends), From kurnool, you can get a bus ( bus service starts from 5 AM). There are many direct buses also from Bangalore. Stay: Kindly book online as the whole place is made by the government for tourism so you can book online on "Link Hidden". Book atleast 5 days before you go. If you want normal private rooms you can get @500 non-ac, @1000 AC. For online booking on "Link Hidden" you can get @700 AC room. Food: Not many good options, poor hygiene and very fewer options. Travel: local sightseeing up to "Sikhram", 10 KM away from the temple. It will cover 4-5 temples at will cost in sharing auto @80. Full auto-rickshaw can be booked @400. Sports/ activity: Akkamaha devi caves: Book one day before, for visiting the cave. It is 4 hr ride. Starts from hillock followed by zip lining then 1.5 hr ride in river and then comes the magnificent caves with all of its naturalness surrounding itself by lush green forest. Temple visit: It opens at 5 AM. Better to go half an hour ago to save long queue, You can skip the queue by doing special darshan @300, My personal suggestion will be to enjoy the queue to feel the Aura for longer time. Pieces of Advice: Kindly book rooms before, they will not provide on spot stay or just stay in private "Dharamshala" Cave visit closes at 10.00 AM only , book early. Carry some food with you and prefer fruits diet because of poor hygine. Expected cost including all sigh seeing and 1 night stay( AC Rooms). ( 2 person) Rs. 2000. ( 1000/ per head)
- Keep track of the weather. Also, try not to plan a trip during the monsoons as it is accompanied by heavy blowing winds.
A major religious hub in Andhra Pradesh. A trekker's paradise too.
Not very easily accessible, except by roadways.
Earmarked for Shaivites, i.e. Lord Shiva's devotees. Also ideal for trekkers from places like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam etc.
The nearest airport from Srisailam is about 195 km in Hyderabad. There are buses connecting the town with Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur and Kurnool. If hiring a private taxi, ensure that the driver... (Read More)
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